Interviews with the nominees

Posted by · 8:56 am · February 26th, 2011

I thought I’d bring this around one more time this weekend.  We talked to 37 of this year’s Oscar nominees this season.  A few more have been added since we first posted this last month:

Ethan Coen (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, “True Grit”)
Joel Coen (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, “True Grit”)
Tom Hooper (Best Director, “The King’s Speech”)
Jeff Bridges (Best Actor, “True Grit”)
Colin Firth (Best Actor, “The King’s Speech”)
James Franco (Best Actor, “127 Hours”)
Michelle Williams (Best Actress, “Blue Valentine”)
Geoffrey Rush (Best Supporting Actor, “The King’s Speech”)
Jeremy Renner (Best Supporting Actor, “The Town”)
Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress, “The Fighter”)

Simon Beaufoy (Best Adapted Screenplay, “127 Hours”)
Danny Boyle (Best Adapted Screenplay, “127 Hours”)
Robert Stromberg (Best Art Direction, “Alice in Wonderland”)
Guy Dyas (Best Art Direction, “Inception”)
Jess Gonchor (Best Art Direction, “True Grit”)
Wally Pfister (Best Cinematography, “Inception”)
Roger Deakins (Best Cinematography, “True Grit”)
Mary Zophres (Best Costume Design, “True Grit”)
Kirk Baxter (Best Film Editing, “The Social Network”)
Angus Wall (Best Film Editing, “The Social Network”)
Adrien Morot (Best Makeup, “Barney’s Version”)
Edouard F. Henriques (Best Makeup, “The Way Back”)
Rick Baker (Best Makeup, “The Wolfman”)
Hans Zimmer (Best Original Score, “Inception”)
Trent Reznor (Best Original Score, “The Social Network”)
Atticus Ross (Best Original Score, “The Social Network”)
Alan Menken (Best Original Song, “Tangled”)
Randy Newman (Best Original Song, “Toy Story 3”)
Ren Klyce (Best Sound Mixing, “The Social Network”)
Michael Semanick (Best Sound Mixing, “The Social Network”)
Mark P. Stoeckinger (Best Sound Editing, “Unstoppable”)
Greg P. Russell (Best Sound Mixing, “Salt”)
Skip Lievsay (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, “True Grit”)
Ken Ralston (Best Visual Effects, “Alice in Wonderland”)
Chris Corbould (Best Visual Effects, “Inception”)
Charles Ferguson (Best Documentary, “Inside Job”)
Sebastian Junger (Best Documentary, “Restrepo”)

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12 responses so far

  • 1 1-25-2011 at 5:49 pm

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    I think what’s holding Nolan back from a directing nomination is not having an interview with you.

  • 2 1-25-2011 at 5:57 pm

    Maxim said...

    Haha. Congrats, Kris!

  • 3 1-25-2011 at 6:33 pm

    Nelson said...

    Damn you’ve been busy

  • 4 1-25-2011 at 6:38 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Not just me. Many of these are Gerard and Guy, of course.

  • 5 1-25-2011 at 6:52 pm

    Hero said...

    At any rate, In Contention is obviously the key. ;)

    Seriously, it’s the great work all three of you do that keeps me coming back. Everyday. Dozens of time a day. Until I drive my husband crazy. Because I’m not talking to him. Because I have to read In Contention.

  • 6 1-25-2011 at 7:24 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    Thanks for being such an awesome site, guys.

  • 7 1-25-2011 at 11:53 pm

    Evan said...

    Man, this is why I can’t stand it when you guys complain about the season being slow and boring and blah blah blah. The Scorsese and Leo interviews aren’t even listed here, you lucky bastards.

  • 8 1-26-2011 at 12:07 am

    Pete said...

    So lame that those two scrubs/zombies got nominated over Chris Nolan. I’m talking about the Cohen bros. if you didn’t get the hint. Those guys are so boring and their movies reflect that; True Grit is so boring. The music is coma-inducing.

  • 9 1-26-2011 at 5:31 am

    Kyle said...


    Normally I would disagree with you, and I wouldn’t use your exact wording either way per se, but True Grit was a pretty average to unspectacular movie that in no way should be up for Best Picture AND definitely not Best Director.

  • 10 1-26-2011 at 6:45 am

    Mike_M said...

    Looking forward to a Banksy interview in the future… :)

  • 11 1-26-2011 at 8:39 am

    Ella said...

    A great collection, Kris. And a terrific job by you and the team.

  • 12 2-26-2011 at 9:39 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    You’re a lucky guy; these are some big names you interviewed.